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(The Scottish Sun)   Man digs up dirty secret after shoveling up concrete "treasure" box in his garden   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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2021-04-07 10:27:10 AM  
I might be wrong, but don't you want some type of access to them for the honeywagon?
 
2021-04-07 10:45:29 AM  
TFA later mentions that he knew it was a septic tank and that he was looking for it. Now that it's uncovered, he should install a clean-out access to make it easier to pump out.
 
2021-04-07 11:36:50 AM  
"And the contents in there, it was like the consistency of Jell-O. But not Jell-O you want to eat."

Hey, enough with the fancy talk, Shakespeare.
I aint here to see no word dance.
 
2021-04-07 11:37:57 AM  
"The clip captures the moment he prizes open the container, only to retreat in horror after he realises it's a septic tank for his house."

"Although he joked that he did know it was a waste tank when he started digging, he says he had only went in search of the box after a plumber recently informed him of its existence."



Fark, I really hope you're getting paid to greenlight this garbage.
 
2021-04-07 11:39:19 AM  
I want my crappy click back that was 🐂 💩
 
2021-04-07 11:43:22 AM  
Since it's the Sun I now doubt the existence of shiat.
 
2021-04-07 11:46:36 AM  

BigNumber12: "The clip captures the moment he prizes open the container, only to retreat in horror after he realises it's a septic tank for his house."

"Although he joked that he did know it was a waste tank when he started digging, he says he had only went in search of the box after a plumber recently informed him of its existence."


Fark, I really hope you're getting paid to greenlight this garbage.


$100. per year from the rubes

 
2021-04-07 11:48:59 AM  

BigNumber12: Fark, I really hope you're getting paid to greenlight this garbage.


$10/month per TFer, baby.
 
2021-04-07 11:49:13 AM  
I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.
 
2021-04-07 11:49:41 AM  
Well, shiat.
 
2021-04-07 11:51:25 AM  

BigNumber12: "The clip captures the moment he prizes open the container, only to retreat in horror after he realises it's a septic tank for his house."

"Although he joked that he did know it was a waste tank when he started digging, he says he had only went in search of the box after a plumber recently informed him of its existence."


Fark, I really hope you're getting paid to greenlight this garbage.


Not just garbage, garbage from wildly abusive asshats.
 
2021-04-07 11:54:12 AM  

Fear the Clam: BigNumber12: Fark, I really hope you're getting paid to greenlight this garbage.

$10/month per TFer, baby.


Losers.
 
2021-04-07 11:54:35 AM  
Grew up on a horse ranch that had a septic system.
Never forget the 1st time my parents made me open the vault...

Still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, 30 some odd years later.
 
2021-04-07 12:02:13 PM  

Jelly Bean Raider: Grew up on a horse ranch that had a septic system.
Never forget the 1st time my parents made me open the vault...

Still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, 30 some odd years later.


Probably 35 years ago I bleached out my Grandpas drinking water cistern as it was pretty well mossed up on his cattle ranch.  Not quite a sewer but I remember, vividly, being lowered into that concrete tomb with a flash light, a wire brush, and a couple gallons of bleach.  They had to hoist me up to take a breath every few minutes. I had suppressed that.
 
2021-04-07 12:03:19 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.


Neglect and abuse? WTF are you talking about? I've only lived in septic systems and there isn't anything special you have to do to them.

You know what. I have already re-read what I typed and disagree with it, but that mistake of mine is too good not to share.
 
2021-04-07 12:03:48 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank.


?

Generally, if you take care of what you flush or drain, you'd only need to pump it once every 5 or so years.  Might even get more than that out of it if you are really careful.

They are pretty maintenance-free if you are careful and they were installed correctly.
 
2021-04-07 12:04:26 PM  
I think I'd rent ground penetrating radar for this kind of crap.

E.g., Leica Geosystems DS2000 Utility Ground Penetrating Radar
 
2021-04-07 12:05:34 PM  
I dug up a "treasure box" in my backyard and it was somebody's dead dog.
 
2021-04-07 12:08:41 PM  
The TikTok user
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2021-04-07 12:15:30 PM  

SumoJeb: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.

Neglect and abuse? WTF are you talking about? I've only lived in septic systems and there isn't anything special you have to do to them.

You know what. I have already re-read what I typed and disagree with it, but that mistake of mine is too good not to share.


So you're saying you're a mutant?
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2021-04-07 12:28:20 PM  
I saw the original Tiktok video yesterday. I was pretty obvious he was making a parody of all those obviously fake "discovery" videos on the platform.
 
2021-04-07 12:34:09 PM  

Petite Mel: I saw the original Tiktok video yesterday. I was pretty obvious he was making a parody of all those obviously fake "discovery" videos on the platform.


Is this a thing on Tik Tok? Treasure hunting videos? I may have to inform Ms. Jeb, she would love to watch those.
/she found a 1942 dump truck license plate yesterday
//and enough pottery shards and glass to start our own recycling company
 
2021-04-07 12:36:48 PM  
My parents illegally buried every deceased pet they ever had in the yard of their suburban house. We are talking a dozen dogs over a 60-year period. We are going to sell their house soon, and we joke that we fully expect to see police forensics out there checking out bones one day.
 
2021-04-07 12:38:39 PM  
Working for a client we found the exact same thing. Fortunately thirty years before that the city outlawed septic tanks and mandated all houses be connected to the sewer system, so that tank was long empty and didnt smell at all...
 
2021-04-07 12:43:01 PM  

shiny dagmar: I dug up a "treasure box" in my backyard and it was somebody's dead dog.


I found a dead monkey.
 
2021-04-07 12:53:07 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.


I have a family with six teenage daughters on a septic tank.  I neglected to get it cleaned out for about 10 years, figuring I'd have it done when I started seeing or noticing any issues.  Since I never did, I went ahead and had it cleaned this year.  It had some solids in it, but was otherwise fine.  Well-designed systems need only preventive maintenance, but not pumping it out for six years isn't a death sentence.

I will now have it pumped out more often, now, just to keep the solids level down - it isn't like pumping it out is all that pricey.
 
2021-04-07 1:09:25 PM  
"And you'll never believe what I found"

I'm very much not a violent person and I realize this was likely a joke but, after the last few years, this phrase immediately makes me want to stab someone.
 
2021-04-07 1:17:38 PM  

Por que tan serioso: Jelly Bean Raider: Grew up on a horse ranch that had a septic system.
Never forget the 1st time my parents made me open the vault...

Still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, 30 some odd years later.

Probably 35 years ago I bleached out my Grandpas drinking water cistern as it was pretty well mossed up on his cattle ranch.  Not quite a sewer but I remember, vividly, being lowered into that concrete tomb with a flash light, a wire brush, and a couple gallons of bleach.  They had to hoist me up to take a breath every few minutes. I had suppressed that.


Wow!  That's a good way to die. You need air to breathe and those bleach fumes are heavier than air and toxic.
 
2021-04-07 1:33:26 PM  
 
2021-04-07 2:14:07 PM  
We're about to break through!  Stay tuned for the big reveal... hey, you guys smell that?

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2021-04-07 2:22:56 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.



stray_capts: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.

I have a family with six teenage daughters on a septic tank.  I neglected to get it cleaned out for about 10 years, figuring I'd have it done when I started seeing or noticing any issues.  Since I never did, I went ahead and had it cleaned this year.  It had some solids in it, but was otherwise fine.  Well-designed systems need only preventive maintenance, but not pumping it out for six years isn't a death sentence.

I will now have it pumped out more often, now, just to keep the solids level down - it isn't like pumping it out is all that pricey.


you don't want to wait till there's a problem when the problem is literally shiat

the tank is supposed to collet the solids, and let the black water drain out to the leach field, let it go too long, and even before it backs up into the house, the solids will clog up the leach field and you'll be in for a big bill to tear it up and replace it

with just the mrs and me, we go +/-7 years between pump outs, never had any problems backing up and the leach field is still leaching
 
2021-04-07 2:23:02 PM  
In an apocalypse, a septic tank would probably e an excellent place to bury treasure.

/ airtight plastic bags
 
2021-04-07 2:39:55 PM  

petec: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.


stray_capts: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I can only imagine what 6+ years of neglect and abuse will do to a septic tank. It's a wonder he didn't have nasty backups all over his garden and/or house.

I have a family with six teenage daughters on a septic tank.  I neglected to get it cleaned out for about 10 years, figuring I'd have it done when I started seeing or noticing any issues.  Since I never did, I went ahead and had it cleaned this year.  It had some solids in it, but was otherwise fine.  Well-designed systems need only preventive maintenance, but not pumping it out for six years isn't a death sentence.

I will now have it pumped out more often, now, just to keep the solids level down - it isn't like pumping it out is all that pricey.

you don't want to wait till there's a problem when the problem is literally shiat

the tank is supposed to collet the solids, and let the black water drain out to the leach field, let it go too long, and even before it backs up into the house, the solids will clog up the leach field and you'll be in for a big bill to tear it up and replace it

with just the mrs and me, we go +/-7 years between pump outs, never had any problems backing up and the leach field is still leaching


Agreed.  We decided on an every other year preventive maintenance schedule.
 
2021-04-07 2:46:19 PM  
Proving once again the old adage "one man's treasure is another man's ..."
 
2021-04-07 3:11:31 PM  
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2021-04-07 3:11:45 PM  
When I was a kid of about 5 years the city was pretty certain that our township was going to become part of the city so they ran water and city sewage out our way.
My dad jumped at the offer of city sewage and after it was successfully completed decided to pump out the septic tank and have it filled in.
My brother and I were outside watching the men work and just as they were about to lift the lid off my mom comes out to announce lunch, so she's standing there with us as the lid comes off.
My brother and I were thrilled and excited because there were balloons all over the top of the tank, our mom on the other hand shrieked in horror, covered her face in her hands and ran inside the house not to be seen again until the next day.

/go a head and guess what the balloons were
//the first time I voted it was for the township and still not the city
///when I reminded my mom of the incident 50 years later she laughed here ass off
 
2021-04-07 3:36:14 PM  
Speaking of buried pets

On two separate occasions, in different states, I was staying at somebody's house when their cat got run over in front of their house. Both times, everyone was so freaked out that I offered to take care of it. Both times, nobody wanted to hear anything about it, or even think about it at all - as in, where do you want me to bury your cat that just got run over two minutes ago? It's weird being at somebody's house and trying to figure out where to dig a hole for their cat.

After that I was house & cat sitting for some friends in a band, on tour for a few months. The cat was 12 or 14 and started declining over the first couple weeks. One day the guy's sister came over and said they were taking the cat to be put to sleep. I said THANK YOU, I don't want to have to bury somebody else's cat again.

My uncle's ranch had an aromatic septic tank. He'd say, "By the sewer I lived, by the sewer I died. They said it was murder, but it was sewer-side."
 
2021-04-07 6:05:47 PM  
A septic tank, buried in the ground?  Sounds made up.
 
2021-04-07 7:20:20 PM  
Flipped the lid...
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Slam!!!
 
2021-04-07 7:39:36 PM  
And that my friend is why God gave us the phrase, "That shiat's fake!"
 
2021-04-07 11:42:31 PM  

Merltech: I might be wrong, but don't you want some type of access to them for the honeywagon?


This isn't a port-o-potty.
 
2021-04-08 2:24:11 AM  
They can never say, "We dug around the yard and didn't find shat.."  ... Because, you did!
 
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